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Eggmayonaise May 10, 2014 @ 5:30pm
Any reason to still use point man?
I've been playing for a while (can't remember when exactly, but I started when there was only a pistoleer and rifleman class) and I'm loving Door Kickers and the new classes constantly being added. However, it seems to me like point men don't serve much of a purpose anymore; I typically rely on breachers and stealthers, with the occasional assaulter (usually playing sniper with an m4 or SAR bullpup) or shield to start off room breaches if rooms are particularly crowded.

I don't really use point men, though, typically because I feel as if a pistol is lack-luster. Aside from quick maneuvering (quicker than what is already satisfactory with my breachers and assaulters), does the pistol still serve any kind of role? It seems like with all the new weapons the badguys are toting (which I love), pistols don't quite cut it when I can send a guy in with heavy armor and a JC shotgun, or an assault with a G36c or MP5 instead. They don't even get a mobility boost for carrying only a sidearm.

Maybe, in the future, point men could be given more of an edge by being allowed to carry more equipment/tactical items (or even get exclusive ones?), or being able to move faster than other units in equivalent armor.
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kcin May 10, 2014 @ 7:00pm 
I love using the pointman- mainly because I have a mod for the G18.
Extremely fun to have my pointman with extended armor and the G18 alone on a small map
Javert May 22, 2014 @ 8:52pm 
I use point men for clearing very small rooms, e.g. bathrooms, closets, as his superior mobility allows him to bring his weapon to bear and, with the help of points in the handgun doctrine, neutralize the target, where as a long-gun wielder would be DoA by an awaiting hostile while he fumbles with this longer weapon.

Also, they're good for putting outside of alternates entrances to a hot room if your stealthy flash-breach-clear goes awry to quickly kick the door down and double-tap the targets who are shaking off the effects of the flashbang while your SMG-wielders switch between targets.
ledger May 25, 2014 @ 12:18pm 
I use the point men for running through the small rooms like Mr. Blonde said. They have a really fast reaction time so I also use them to strafe some rooms. When your doctrine is fully upgraded you can use them for long range shots too.
eQ Karate Pyjamas May 26, 2014 @ 5:00am 
Reaction times are great for smaller rooms. They are more mobile than the stealth/smg class at some points.
Kraft May 26, 2014 @ 6:16am 
I use him everytime.. kills in 1-2 shots unless the target has body armor and he's doing it faster than everyone else.
Even in midrange maps you can do good with him.
Last edited by Kraft; May 26, 2014 @ 6:44am
MooN May 27, 2014 @ 7:06pm 
I think pointman is over powered.
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Date Posted: May 10, 2014 @ 5:30pm
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